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  • Nudging makes us eat more vegetarian food

    [16 Oct 2017] The way we eat has a big impact on the environment. New research by the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg shows how simple methods can influence restaurant diners to reduce their meat consumption in favour of vegetarian food, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Johan Lybeck 1944-2017

    [11 Oct 2017] Johan Lybeck (1944-2017) passed away on the 22nd of September. In 1978 he succeeded Harald Dickson as Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

  • 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics: "Very large impact on society in practice"

    [10 Oct 2017] Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 is awarded to Richard H. Thaler, University of Chicago, IL, USA. Professor Olof Johansson-Stenman, Vice dean and Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law comments.

  • Ethiopia: Need for improved reliability of electricity supply

    [4 Oct 2017] Energy is arguably one of the major challenges in developing countries. Much research has been done on energy production, consumption and access, however energy reliability has been given less focus. Tensay Hadush, a doctoral candidate in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, focuses his thesis on Ethiopian households¿ preferences for reliable electricity supply and behavioral response to block based electricity tariffs.

  • EU has a lot to learn from US carbon emissions trading systems

    [13 Sep 2017] Trading systems are increasingly being used by countries and regions to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Dallas Burtraw at the Resources for the Future in Washington DC is one of the leading experts in this field. In May 2017 he shared his experiences with Swedish policy makers, firms, and academics at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

  • Bo Södersten has passed away

    [6 Sep 2017] Bo Södersten passed away at the age of 86 on September 5. He was a professor at our department 1971-1977.

  • The alumnus who is making Ethiopia greener

    [28 Aug 2017] The eyes of the environmental world are looking towards Ethiopia right now. The country has taken a decision that is unique in the world. They intend to boost the economy without increasing environmental pollution. Haileselassie Medhin, an alumnus of the School of Business, Economics and Law, is in charge of the research centre that will be supporting and observing the new green growth strategy at close quarters.

  • Experimental evidence: How wealth affects cooperation

    [21 Aug 2017] Things like ethnicity, wealth and profession define who we are and our position in society. In his thesis, behavioural economist Andrea Martinangeli explored cooperation among different groups. By using experimental methods he found that especially rich individuals tend to cooperate among each other.

  • Thomas Sterner and American colleagues challange Trump's claims on social cost of carbon

    [21 Aug 2017] A new publication by prominent economists and lawyers argues that the current value is the "best estimate" of climate change¿s costs.

  • Individual property rights reduce poverty and drives forest conservation in China

    [15 Jun 2017] When individuals in China get well-defined and protected property rights of using forest, conservation increases. So does people´s income from the forest, in particular when they have transfer rights to their forest land. This is a more effective way to reduce poverty and increase forest conservation than when rights remain in the hands of the state, or are given to a community in general. These are Yuanyuan Yi´s findings in her dissertation in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

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